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, right wing movement in america, not a tea party. and you need to face off against those scum on the left. and then you'll have a nation. chris: well, some of the talk ominous tone. >> the only way we're going to avoid this, if possible, is to get across to the elites that we're not going to be worried so much about shooting the folks who come to shoot us. we will skip several levels and go straight for their throats. chris: you're hearing a voice there, online radio of one of these patriot group leaders. and with the latest news from the southern poverty law center, which checks on these dangerous groups, the patriot groups, the militia groups, have grown by 250% just in the last year. what is going on? why are the really dangerous elements on the right, on the right, growing? >> it's such -- all the statistics that you just put up have been -- are such scary statistics and such bad omens. in so many ways this moment feels like that same moment from mcveigh's era, from timothy mcveigh's era in oklahoma city. you have this profound sense of change going on in the country. it's cultural. i
. and today, we know it's small businesses that can create the jobs america needs. that's why at&t is investing billions to upgrade and build out our wired and wireless networks. making them faster, smarter, and more secure. connecting small businesses to markets across the country, and around the world. we invest now, because we know it will pay off... with new jobs, new growth, from a new generation, putting their belief in the future on the line. now is the time for investment and innovation. the future is waiting. and the future has always the future is waiting. and the future has always been our business. at&t. chris: welcome back. katty, tell me something i don't know. >> we now have a date for the british general election, may 6. here's an interesting factoid about it. the financing differences between britain and america on elections are stunning. last cost. obama himself is set to raise over $1 billion for the next american presidential. chris: dan rather? >> vastly underrated story, the explosive growth of child prostitution in this country particularly along a track fr
, people on business, honeymooners can't seem to get out of america. 30 minutes ago word came their flight is a no go. john and his new wife live near london. they have been trying to get back since thursday. >> we have been on our honeymoon. >> they call it good luck. >> reporter: it was her first trip to america. she was supposed to return to the netherlands friday. >> my sister is getting married on thursday and i really want to be there. >> reporter: early monday afternoon it looked like she would. around 7:00 word began to travel to the stranded and weary. >> they told us we had a 50/50 chance. >> reporter: the eruption spewed a new cloud of ash heading toward the united kingdom meaning scenes like this. a french tour group was supposed to leave d.c. over the weekend. british airways have been putting all 49 up at them at an area hotel and feeding them. they are scheduled for the midnight flight. >> if we catch something before, we are here. >> reporter: undoubtedly frustrating for the french travelers but more so for an airline industry losing a whopping $200 million a day while the
rights. >> she was not just for women's rights, but civil rights in america and around the world. >> john lewis was on the stage august 28, 1963 when dr. martin luther king gave his "i have a dream" speech. >> she was part of the big six, five men and dr. height. her presence said we could be wherever we wanted to be. >> dorothy height took the helm of national council of negro women and served as president for more than 40 years. for her distinguished service in advancing civil rights and voting rights, dr. height earned both with the presidential medal of freedom and congressional gold medal. at howard university today, young women remembered dr. height's ideals and her passion, which never waned. >> values and morals never get old. that's not something you can put an age on. i just think that she, even though she was an elderly woman she was young at heart. >> president obama expressed his condolences to dr. height's family. he said, "michelle and i were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of dorothy height, the godmother to the civil rights movement and hero to so many americans
the canadiens. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> wizards have two more games to go. they could finish the season theus .500 with these two? things didn't work out tonight, did they? >> wishful thinking. last nba game will be here in madison square garden at thank goodness because the knicks and the wizards have combined for 108 losses, both teams already licking their chops for next season when they will look dramatically different. tonight, like much of the season, it was not all about the wiz. al thornton and the guys like playing up there in the garden. wizards up by four. pulls up from way deep and buries the three to beat the buzzer. wizards up by five and shooting well. third quarter, wizard
of the judiciary committee, patrick leahy, from vermont and jeff sessions, republican of alabama. >>> then america's role in the world. how will this week's agreement on nuclear disarmament make the country safer? why are so many friends and foes alike defying the united states? our conversation with secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates. >>> finally the roundtable takes on the growing left-right divide over the president's leadership, the congressional elections and the politics of the court. columnist for "the new york times" david brooks, chief washington correspondent for "the new york times" david sanger, syndicated "washington post" columnist kathleen parker and former democratic congressman from tennessee and chair of the democratic leadership council, harold ford, junior. >>> first, the politics of the supreme court. the president has another big decision to make, the second court vacancy in two years. how are the white house and republicans weighing the confirmation battle ahead? joining us to talk about that exclusively, two members at the heart of the
from or how they ended up on the campus. that student that was run over was not somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. answering them. siemens. and stays low? look no further than fios. now pay just $99.99 a month for verizon fios tv, america's top-rated internet, and phone guaranteed for 2 years. that's fios price protection, and it saves you hundreds of dollars. fios delivers the best channel lineup and the peace of mind that comes with paying the same low price every month. call 1.888.get.fios now to lock in $99.99 with a 2-year agreement. a price guaranteed for 2 years. we'll even include a free dvr for 6 months. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. call t
something that everybody else in america takes for granted. the overwhelming majority of the more than 500,000 people who live in this city voted for president obama, but they can't vote for a senator or representative to congress. i'm curious to know if sometimes could you whisper in his ear, voting rights, voting rights. could do you that? >> you know, the whispers are there. that's something he hears all the time. he is a supporter of the rights of citizens here in d.c. to have the vote. i don't think there's much convincing that you have to do there. we just have to get it done. >> mrs. obama and all the rest of us here in washington had to endure our first storm of this spring time this year, tom. she saw the lightning out there and the wind, too. >> that's for sure. right downtown we had winds gusting to nearly 60 miles per hour. we had tree damage in washington. we had tree damage in montgomery county, as well as in a few locations in prince george's county. right now this evening, you can see it's still wet. these are scenes around northwest washington where the rain's still coming
up. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> pope benedict made his first public acknowledgement of the church sex abuse scandal today. he said that in response to what he called attacks from the world, the catholic church must admit its mistakes and repent its sins. the words came during a mass inside the vatican. the pope said the pain of repentance is a grace because it is a chance for a new beginning. the pope also said the church should be open to forgiveness. pope benedict has come under fire by some who accuse him of covering up past abuses by priests. >>> the uncertainty over whether russia will suspend all adoptions to the u.s. is causing anxiety for some local couples. one couple is
about it. >>> "star wars," the fight over america's future role in space between those who fund it and those who have done it. >>> the first lady in a new role. we'll hear from her tonight. >>> growth industry. we might be a big step closer tonight to what so many consider the holy grail, keeping what's up top. >>> and richard engel reports tonight on a major reversal for the u.s. in afghanistan. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, sometimes as you know, it's as if there are two or more americas and at least that many economies. what you're about to hear are some positive economic indicators and they may not match, in fact, they probably won't match what most folks are experiencing. in fact, part two of our lead story tonight has to do with the anger across the country. some of it focused at the two big political parties is enough to make people march on boston. first, the good news, which if true will be felt eventually. we begin tonight with nbc's mike taibbi live on wall street in new york. mike, good evening. >> reporter
across america. steve and patty pratt from georgia. >> i just want to be left alone. i want to have my money to do what i want with it. >> we are mad and they need to hear us. >> reporter: taertdiers tend to be white, married and republicans according to a new cbs "new york times" poll. 18% of americans say they are part of the movement. tax day tea party rallies were held in traditionally liberal madison, wisconsin, and dozens, organizers say hundreds of other towns. 96% of tea partiers rate the economy as bad. 84% have unfavorable opinions of the president. >> talking about barack obama. i don't think he xwars the united states. >> reporter: some have extreme views of the p. he is a maximumist at heart. >> reporter: tea partiers are pushing a new contract from america. demanding new liberties, smaller government and lower taxes. this is steve handelsman. live on the mall where the biggest event of april 15th tea party across america is beginning. there are tea partiers. you saw a sample of them across the country. coast to coast. but washington is the centerpiece and this is the main
little faith that it can solve america's problems. >>> coming up to nigh, protestors can guns at a rally in virginia. >> there are more amazing stories of survival after a deadly earthquake in china. >> a crash killed two local teenagers. we'll find out how it might have been prevented. >> and d.c.'s most famous family-owned restaurant could be on the verge of making a major change. >> temperatures this week, we'll be hanging out in the 60s. not bad. i'll tell you about a little bit of rain coming our way for next week. >>> bruce allen talking redskins draft strategy. denny hamlin likes to race on monday. plus, who's going to start in goal for the capitals tonight? we're going to have a presure from montreal coming up when somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand
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'm looking at the copy of "newsweek" magazine out today. it says "america's back." we have a classic disconnect. we hear numbers out of wall street, we see covers of magazines like that, people watching at home, millions of people in the grips of unemployment and poor financial times wondering when they are going to start feeling some of this. >> that is the key question for this economy. far be it to me to seem unpatriotic, but one has to wonder when our economy is going to grow. growth is going to depend on the u.s. consumer. unemployment still remains very, very high. we are going to hear a lot from corporate america about how much money cooperations made. they have done well. that is why the stock market is up. they have done well because of productivity gains. they fired a lot of people in 2008 and 2009. they found they can do more with less. the question is when they get back to hiring. >> this is why we turn to you. thank you, as always. reporting on tonight's latest economic numbers. >>> in washington tonight, 47 world leaders have gathered for a summit on the most serious of
, that's all hours from now. the focus right now is you, me, and the rest of america getting those taxes done on time. lynn? >> tracy, don't remind us. >>> meanwhile, president obama will face a tough audience today when he heads to florida to outline his new policy for nasa. thousands of workers fear for their jobs with the space shuttle program scheduled to be grounded later this year, and some of the country's most high-profile astronauts are calling the president's plans, quote, devastating. >> reporter: after years as the home of america's space missions, today kennedy will host what is termed star wars. it's pitting some of the country's space pioneers against the president. >> we need to go once again where no man has gone before. there is no vision to this budget, no goal, no challenge. >> reporter: this week astronauts blasted president obama as he gets ready to announce its plans for na is for the future this afternoon. officials say that will include an extra $6 billion, some to be used to help lift a heavy-list rocket, capable of taking humans to mars. but it also eliminates
here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in indiana, news cameras captured a firefighter being knocked to the ground by an explosion which ripped his helmet off. the firefighter was attempting to extinguish flames in a minivan when he was hit by the blast. fortunately his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. >>> in mississippi, four men are lucky to be alive after driving directly into the path of this oncoming tornado. one of the passengers captured the raging winds and rain on his cell phone only moments before the gusts flipped the car 30 yards through the air. thankfully, the guys sustained only minor injuries. amazing. >>> a kentucky man is under arrest after leading police on a dangerous chase which was captured by the police car's dash cam. the suspect injured an officer who was attempting to stop the car before spinning out and crashing into a police cruiser. the suspect is being held on several charges. >>> and in new hampshire, one farm is welcoming its tiniest new resident with big smiles. weighing only 6 pounds at birth, the
declared his summit succeeded in making america safer. >> make concrete commitments and take tankable steps to secure nuclear materials so they never fall in the hands of terrorist whose would surely use them. >> reporter: he opened his mega meeting with 47 nations with a warning. >> the risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down, but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. >> reporter: the problem is no longer rockets carrying hydrogen bombs. it's a nuke the size of an apple in a truck or a shipping container sent by terrorists like al qaeda. and they're trying today to get that nuke. >> were they to do so, it would be a catastrophe for the world. >> reporter: chile showed off something last month. getting it out of the reach of al qaeda. secretary of state clinton signed a deal with russia for both of our nations to reprocess tons of plutonium. >> that will ensure that this material will never again be used for weapons or any other military purpose. >> reporter: mr. obama says chinese president hu agreed yesterday to help tighttown screws on iran over nuclear weapons im
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other stories making news today early today in america. new york police are asking for the public help asking for the identity four young women. two of the women distracted a store clerk while the others stuffed merchandise into their shopping bags. employees describe the suspects as very young, possibly high school or college students. >>> some 50 new jersey residents are out of house and home this morning after a massive fire ripped through two apartment buildings. firefighters say they had trouble getting blaze under control but amazingly there were no injuries. the cause is still under investigation. >>> in the florida keys costume competitors kicked up their three-inch heels this weekend at the annual drag race. dashing divas wheeled their way. racers were judged on speed and ability to stay on their feet. >>> and if you're a running in the boston marathon today, keep your eyes peeled for lisa, the last american man or woman to win the race. she's doing an anniversary race. 25 years. she coaches army athletes doesn't expect to win, she hopes her presence will provide a little inco
in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> first lady michelle obama began her first international trip on her own with a surprise visit to haiti today. vice president biden's wife jill joined her. the two got a look at the widespread damage across port-au-prince left by the devastating earthquake. mrs. obama described the devastation as powerful. she hopes the trip will bring renewed attention to haiti's recovery needs. the first lady is in mexico where her goodwill trip continues. >>> president obama will go to poland this weekend for the funeral services of that country's late president. lech kaczynski and his wife were among 97 people killed saturday when their plane crashed in the dense fog in western rus
. and next sports. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> rainy and windy out there, but a good night for the nats. >> nationals have one of their newest players to thank for it. adam kennedy showed up at the park planning to start in place of the still-injured ryan zimmerman at third base. adam dunne is tossed in the first inning and kennedy takes his place. it's not what he did in the infield that made the biggest difference. he became the hero with the two-run single in the bottom of the eighth. nationals beat the brewers 5-3 down at nationals park. bottom first, no score. full count on for adam dunne. dunne stops his swing. you think it's ball four, right? third base ump said no, dunne swung. dunne doe
the travel route. measuring the potential risk as america waits for the ash plume to clear and what the cloud decides to do next. >>> well, it appears gop opposition to legislation to regulate wall street may be softening. yesterday republicans backed off their harsh criticisms after democrats clarified that financial firms would not be receiving any bailouts through a $50 billion indury-supported fund. as a result, both parties are saying they can work together on financial regulation. nbc's steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: it's the new big issue. financial regulation of wall street. >> we have to acknowledge that the status quo has not worked. >> reporter: government has just sued goldman sachs for knowingly selling bad mortgage security. lehman brothers was probed in the house. >> the unscrupulous practices illustrates why the senate needs to quickly pass and the congress needs to swiftly finalize the wall street reform bill. >> reporter: democrats dropped the plan to keep bailouts as a back backup. that could win over republican votes. >> the there's a serious effort to reenga
, america's top-rated internet, and phone guaranteed for 2 years. that's fios price protection, and it saves you hundreds of dollars. fios delivers the best channel lineup and the peace of mind that comes with paying the same low price every month. call 1.888.get.fios now to lock in $99.99 with a 2-year agreement. a price guaranteed for 2 years. we'll even include a free dvr for 6 months. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities >>> the caps wake up in canada tomorrow morning where they've had more success there than on the home ice. >> they have. montreal is miserable at their home ice in the playoffs, so they could end the entire thing tomorrow night. the capitals play game six tomorrow in montreal. the team is determined to improve upon a lousy performance in game five which left the coach saying some of the players were passengers along for the ride. one player is right wing alexand alexander. if this team is going to win, it has to get production from one of the team's most dangerous weapons. h
's the reality. >> can this city turn itself around? >> i think there's a lot of good people trying. >> america now. city of heartbreak and hope. a "dateline" special. good evening and welcome to "dateline." i'm chris hansen. one-third of the city is illiterate. and 75% of kids drop out of school. this is the middle of america. i grew up in the detroit area and just like the people who live here, i've often wondered how can this city be saved. >> people don't care. they just feel hopeless. when they don't care, this is what happens. ♪ ain't no sunshine when she's gone ♪ >> reporter: it may be hard to fathom, but this city was once the heartbeat of the american economy. detroit, michigan. >> if we saw a nation similarly situated with a piss-poor school system like the detroit public school system, where crime is running amuck, if we saw that in another nation we'd be giving them foreign aid. >> reporter: while things seem bad across the country, detroit may be the ultimate reflection of america's pain. if you really want to get a sense of what people are up against here, just spend some time
. since those years he receded into a quiet life in america. there is no neil armstrong action figure, no chain of restaurants, and while he's walked on the moon, he's never been tempted to dance with the stars. our veteran space correspondent jay barbree exclusively obtained a letter written by neil armstrong and several other icons of the space program. it directly challenges president obama's reported plans to idle the u.s.-manned space program. astronauts armstrong, jim lovell and gene cernan write, "without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the usa is far too likely to being on a long downhill slide to mediocrity." and on this anniversary of the space disaster, it is the choice a president and nation must face. that's where we begin with tom costello at the kennedy space center in florida. tom, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the shuttle program is retiring this year. another program, constellation was supposed to replace the program. an outside review panel found that program constellation was running behind schedule and had been
the thirst of a v6 with the thrust of a v8. the most innovative full- size sedan in america: the taurus sho, from ford. drive one. >>> after the white house got crossways with an american icon this week, after neil armstrong called the president out, warning him not to gut the manned space program. today the president said he expects an american will go to mars in his lifetime, and that's after we land on an asteroid, we learned today. tom costello was at the kennedy space center for the president's speech today. >> reporter: hi, brian. solid time tables and reassurances today from the president who said the following, "space exploration is not a luxury or an afterthought in america's quest for a brighter future. instead, it is an essential part of that quest." on the very runway used by america's space shuttle fleet, president obama touched down at the kennedy space center to sell his vision to a skeptical public. >> i am 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> reporter: the president's audience consisted largely of supporters of his plan with only a handful of space cente
that game. i mean, how is it seditious to disagree with the president of the united states in america? chris: and there was also this from bill reilly and from bill human -- >> in addition to bill mar, they can't let the dissent thing alone. bill clinton thinks some of the language of the movement is dangerous, and "time" magazine's joe klein thinks two tea party favorites are bordering on sedition. whoa. chris: well, andrew, joe klein wrote in his blog this week after that show, "let me be clear, dissent is not sedition, but questioning the administration's legitimacy in a manner intended to undermine or overthrow it certainly is." your thoughts? >> i'm more with joe than i am with the fox news republican national committee coalition machine, this great machine spewing out an alternative reality to reality every minute of the day. look, dissent is great and important, and i believe -- i'm a spreach absolutist. but essentially this is accusing the president -- duly-elected president of being illegitimate and even trees news. and it's important to recognize that is what they are saying, it's
boy adopted in america, then sent home. and what some other parents who adopt are up against. >>> and the end of an era. they've been bolding going into space for decades. they're even there tonight. so why on earth is life about to they're even there tonight. so why on earth is life about to change for america's astronauts? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the body of polish president lech kaczynski is back home in poland tonight. met by tearful countrymen still in shock over a plane crash that killed him and scores of that country's political, military, and cultural elite. outside the presidential palace in warsaw, a sorrowful vigil continues tonight, where thousands have come to pay their respects. while in smolensk, russia, where the plane was heading, there are hard questions being asked tonight about the circumstances that led to the fiery crash. we begin in warsaw tonight with nbc's jim maceda. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, few have lived through more tragedy or expressed more grief over the centuries than th
a challenge for any government. >> what's the nature of the threat, senator, here in america? >> the threat is real to nonaviation transportation. all you've got to do is look around the world, not only to the terrible tragedy in rash yeah last week, but remember the train bombings in london and madrid and earlier in mumbai. so these are targets. and we know that and we're doing a lot, our government is, working th state and local officials to both in ways that are visible and ways that are not visible to raise our defenses on trains and subways and buses. but, david, to me -- in our committee we've done hearings on this and i continue to believe that this -- that nonaviation is the vulnerable part of our transportation system. we frankly need to give it more than we're giving it now to protect the american people. i worry about this. >> secretary chertoff, i want to get to some domestic terror concerns, but before i do that i want to talk about another element of terrorism. you were head of the criminal division in the justice department. this issue of civilian trilsz for terror suspects i
of america is facing and why thousands of kids could be in danger. >>> at 4:45, another local death linked to swine flu. why potential outbreak is once again becoming imminent here in the u.s. if we don't know how big our community is, how do we know how big our hospitals need to be? the census helps us know exactly what we need, so everyone can get their fair share of funding. we can't move forward until you mail it back. 2010 census. >>> we may all be soon driving greener cars to get better mileage. several years from now, thgh. today's president obama's administration signed off on new standards that mandate better fuel efficiency. the environmental protection agency set new emission standards. changes are part of to can you greenhouse gases and defense on oil. people are worried about the cost. steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: it is an average to be phased in over four years. by 2016 the fleet of new vehicles sold in this country from the smallest cars to pickup trucks and suvs has to average nearly 50% better gas mileage. from 25 miles per gallon now to 35.5 in six years. that w
lawsuit against the boy scouts of america. jurors in the oregon case have ordered the organization to pay a portland man $1.4 million because of repeated sexual abuse he suffered from a scout master back in the '80s. the jury decided the scouts are libel for punitive damages and negative general for failing to take steps for preventing abuse after keeping a secret list of suspected ped fills for -- pedophiles. >>> the nebraska's republican governor signed an abortion law that could have national implications. the measure bans abortions at 20 weeks based on the assertion that fetuses feel tame. a court challenge is expected. if the law in nebraska is upheld it could provide a legal foundation for abortion restrictions across the country. >>> just ahead on "news4 at 5:00" this evening, a clumsy crook goes above and beyond to commit a crime. >>> when hope was fading to find a missing girl lost in the woods, all of a sudden, she was found. we will tell you how came to the child's rescue. >> there is a new safety concern after a woman was attacked walking from the metro. >>> good afternoon. ou
of, again, selling a financial product that it would itself not buy. doesn't this feed what america really recent about how wall street is operating? >> i can't comment on the merits of this case. in this financial crisis you saw a range of terrible things happen, catastrophic failures in judgments by people running these institutions, catastrophic failures in institutions, and the consequences were devastating. >> is it time to start teaching people lessons on wall street? >> i think again the best thing we can do for the country is to make sure we put in place strong protections, rules of the game, reforms with teeth. you want a system that acts preemptively to prevent these thing from happening, not come up and clean the mess up later. the best way to protect americans is to put a stronger system in place where people were able to act ahead of the storm, ahead of the abuse, ahead of the crisis. >> let's talk more broadly about financial regulation. earlier this year, president obama issued a declarative statement. let me play it for you. >> never again will the american taxpayer
again? what will pass? and what will it really mean to how the financial system works in america? the chairman an ranking member of the banking committee, chris dodd of connecticut and republican senator richard shelby of alabama. then the growing political divide, arizona's governor with the toughest immigration law. president obama calls it misguided. populous ang ger against wall street. the c efrnlthszo of goldman sachs prepares to answer questions, but at the same time deepening distrust of government's role in the economy. how will voters sort it out in november? our roundtable weighs in. "the new york times'" david brooks. cbs erin burnett, npr michele norris and "newsweek's" evan thomas. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> first an exclusive interview with the men at the center of the debate, the chairman and ranking member of the senate banking committee, senator chris dodd and senator richard shelby. welcome back. senator dodd, the big question is do you have a deal? >> well, richard and i spent a lot of time together over the last year working on this bil
a first quarter loss of $696 million. bank of america and jpmorgan chase also posted first quarter gains this year. >>> financial reform is once again on the agenda and both parties are preparing for a big fight. the sticking point -- a proposed $50 billion bank-funded safety net. senate democrats want banks to pay into a liquidity fund as protection against future failure. all 41 republican senators have signed a letter opposing the bill, calling it a bailout fund. on thursday, president obama will make a speech in new york, pushing for a financial overall package. >>> still to come on news 4 at 5:00, members of two school communities in mourning after two teenagers are killed in an accident this weekend. >>> virginia's gor nor decides whether money should be set aside in the state budget for ereck tile dysfunction drugs like viagra. >> and a store owner is robbed at gun point but takes matters into his own hands. >>> good afternoon. as we take a trip around the area, we've got some trouble spots. big accident on 95 southbound out of maryland. almost shuts down 95 at 32. let's take a lo
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, can he reposition himself as america's president? >> i think he is going to try to do that. >> i think the message is going to be, i'm willing to make tough decisions. >> he's going to try and could work with the democrats and the independents, not too sure about the republicans. >> i think he is going to say we are making government work. deficit commission could be a key part of that strategy. i think it is very helpful, especially when you talked about, beginning to build a cast for value-added tax. chris: do young voters care about this? we have two big white house correspondents. why is barack obama not doing the big presidential press conferences, the kinds that presidents do in the east room. surprisingly, richard nixon reportedly liked the chance to jousting with the press. here he is. >> if you are a lawyer and given the state of the situation and what you do, could you give us some reason why the american people shouldn't believe that that was at least a subtle attempt to bribe the judge in that case and gave at least the appearance of a lack of moral leadership. >> the only
to spend more to upgrade america's aging defense. >> they would like a pledge not to put restrictions or future missile deployments. >> reporter: they want to confront the nuclear threats with iran and north korea more directly. >> not to strong states, not to great powers, but to weaker states, more fragile states. >> reporter: they'll address more in a nuclear summit next week. >>> well, the nuclear good will, however, does not extend worldwide. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has canceled his plans to visit the united states next week. israeli and administration officials say netanyahu made the decision after learning some nations intended to raise the issue of israel's nuclear arsenal at the conference. as a result, net ya new is sending his intelligence and atomic energy minister in his place. it has never confirmed or denied it possesses i atomic weapons. you can get all the latest this weekend when ""meet the press"" welcomes secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates. that's right here on nbc. >>> now here's a look at other stories makin
's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. neighb neighbors on one storm rav average ld scene witnessed almost a wizard of oz. a tornado rip add home and dropped it literally 40 feet away in the middle of the street. the storm left a clear path of damage in its wake but left the home largely intact. >>> is in colorado a hit and run. a small plane ran into trouble while landing hitting a sign and a car carrying two people on approach. after coming to a stop the pilot ran away eventually turning himself into authorities. fortunately nobody was injured. >>> a rhode island fisherman caught a rare catch. look at this. a rare cacao lobster. it weighs approximately one pound and was sold to a wharf. there's no word whether or not he's going to end up on somebody's dinner plate though. >>> and in florida, bobby the house kat is taking her moktderring duties very seriously,ing atting as a surrogate mom to three bobcats. they were brought in by a hunter and are being cared for by their foster mom. they're going to be returned to the wild in about a year. >>> and now for
. >>> president obama says civil rights leader dr. dorothy height deserves a place of honor in america's memory. he was among the many dignitaries that gathered at national cathedral today for height's funeral service. michelle franzen has our report. >> reporter: mourners filled washington's national cathedral to honor dr. dorothy height. the activist and educator considered the godmother of the civil rights movement. ♪ a moving service at times. even for president obama who delivered the eulogy. >> she, too, deserves a place in our history books. she, too, deserves a mace of honor in america's memory. >> reporter: he reflected on height's life of 98 years. and her life's work leading the study march to bring equality to all. >> look at her body of work. desegregating the wyca, laying the groundwork for integration on wednesdays in mississippi. strategizing the civil rights leaders, holding her own and the only woman in the room. >> reporter: on this day, she was surrounded by friends, civil rights leaders, dignitaries, family, including her 88-year-old nephew. >> she was a good mentor, some
. the tape destruction is the subject of a justice department investigation. >>> all across america yesterday people gathered to show their government they are fed up with the way things are going. tea party activists rallied. much of their anger is directed at president obama. yet at a fund-raiser in miami, mr. obama said he's amused by their effortses. >> we cut taxes for 95% of working americans just like i promised we would on the campaign. i've been a little amused over the past couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes, taxes. you would think they would be saying thank you. that's what you'd think. >> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> a tennessee man has been charged with a dui after an officer pulled him over riding an unusual set of wheels. the cruiser's dash cam shows the man driving a lawn moyer. according to police, the man smelleded like alcohol and failed a sobriety test. >>> in virginia you could say one father wasn't setting the best example for his daughter. surveillance cameras in a grocery store s
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succeeded in making america safer. >> make concrete commitments and tangible steps to secure nuclear materials so that they never fall into the hands of terrorists who would surely use them. >> reporter: he opened his mega-meeting of 47 nations with a warning. >> the risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down. but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. >> reporter: the problem is no longer rockets carrying hydrogen, bombs. a nuclear the size of an april until a truck or shipping container. sent by terrorists like al qaeda and thisser trying today to get that nuclear. >> where were they to do so? it would be a catastrophe for the world. >> reporter: chile hold off a sol ewing last month. turning over 40 pounds of highly enriched uranium to be reprocessed in south carolina getting an out of the reach of al qaeda. secretary of state decline today sign ad deal with russia for both of our nations to reprocess tons of plu tone zblum ensure that this material will never again be used for weapons or any other military purpose. >> reporter: mr. obama says that chinese pres
. >> thanks, lyndsay. >>> on which peninsula would you find mass dona? somewhere in america... the slightest breeze harbors immense power. the tallest buildings leave the lightest footprints. a fifty-ton train makes barely a mark on the environment. and a country facing climate change finds climate solutions. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> a man up in pennsylvania has been accused of stashing marijuana in his son's backpack, an elmo backpack. the child is in kindergarten. the father called the child's school yesterday and said he needed to get something from the backpack. school officials looked into the bag first and found almost four ounces of marijuana inside. police arrested the man. he's being held on $100,000 bond for possession, intent to distribute and other charges. >>> a new study said people who use technology to casually spy on their lovers are probably in quite good company. 38% of people 25 and younger have looked at their signific
. >> reporter: it came from across america. steve and patty pratt from georgia. >> i just want to be left alone. i want to have my money to do what i want with it. >> we know and they need to hear us. >> reporter: tea partiers tend to be white, male, married, republican, according to a new cbs/"new york times" poll. 18% of americans say that they are part of the movement. tea party rallies were held in iowa, illinois, traditionally lib rat madison wisconsin and dozens organizers say hundreds of other towns. 96% of tea partiers rate the economy as bad. 84% have unfavorable opinions of the president. >> we are talking about barack obama. i don't think he cares about the united states. >> reporter: some have extreme views of the president. >> i think he -- he wants to take this country in that direction. >> reporter: tea partiers are pushing a new contract from america. demanding more individual liberties, smaller government, and lower taxes. that tea party message may be more appealing to the mainstream. today's ap poll. approval of obama health care reform is down from about 50% to just 39%. liv
pay just $99.99 a month for verizon fios tv, america's top-rated internet, and phone guaranteed for 2 years. that's fios price protection, and it saves you hundreds of dollars. fios delivers the best channel lineup and the peace of mind that comes with paying the same low price every month. call 1.888.get.fios now to lock in $99.99 with a 2-year agreement. a price guaranteed for 2 years. we'll even include a free dvr for 6 months. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities >>> sarah palin took the stand in tennessee today against a man accused of hacking into her private e-mail account. that was back in 2008. prosecutors say 22-year-old david curran posted private information about palin on the internet including the phone number of palin's daughter. in court he said his actions were meant as a prank, but palin told jurors it had an impact on the way she communicated with the family while she was on the campaign trail. >> i don't think an illegal act like this is a prank. not when you consider
,000 a month to make a dent in the huge pool of unemployed workers in america today. >> always a wizard of imagery and upbeat steve liesman with us in the new york studios tonight. >>> we have two stories on aviation making news tonight. the faa is lifting a long-time ban on pilots taking anti-depressants like zoloft and prozac. this could affect upwards of 10,000 pilots who will be able to take such medication with permission and clearance. there is also news tonight on airline security. new screening procedures for passengers on flights to the u.s. from overseas. this is the latest response by the obama administration to that attempt to bomb a u.s. passenger plane in detroit on christmas day. more on the story tonight from our justice correspondent pete williams. >> reporter: administration officials say the failed plot to bomb a plane to detroit on christmas day by a man with explosives hidden in his underwear actually provided a needed jolt to shake up airline security. now the government is making a big change to a system started just three months ago, to evaluate who should be pul
. how many there are in america. this was census day, the day all the census forms are supposed to be returned. census officials say they're worried about a whole lot of folks who aren't reporting in. nbc's rehema ellis is in times square with a progress report on this massive head count under way. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. i should tell you the first u.s. census was conducted in 1790 by a group of u.s. marshals on horseback. this year the government is spending more than $14 billion and there's a box to check for same-sex couples. times have changed. what has not changed is the nation's need to count the population. across the country, the push is on to get the census numbers in. >> today is census day, ladies and gentlemen. >> reporter: 134 million forms have been mailed out. >> 62 million of them already turned the form back in. if you haven't gotten around to it, it's your time to step up. >> reporter: the white house is among the 52% of american households who have returned the ten-question form. leading the way? central and midwestern states. lagging
, that summit was a success in making america and the world a safer place. all leaders who attended endorsed the president's goal of securing nuclear materials within four years. they agreed to work more closely with the u.p. u.n. on that goal. president obama says the consensus was ha nuke terrorism is one of the most serious throats global security. >> even as we fulfill our national responsibilities this threat cannot be addressed by countries working in isolation. we've committed ourselves to a sustained effective prax international cooperation on national security and we call on other nations to join us. >> several nations agreed to give up their enriched uranium to keep it from falling in the hands of terrorists. a follow-up summit will be held two years from now in south korea. >>> and we're following some breaking news this midday. the crew of the space shuttle discovery is scrambling to fix a problem on the space station. the cooling system the crew just installed isn't working properly. its nitrogen valve is not opening. if they can't fix it, the station could overheat and force mo
in america, we have to end once and for all the con seen know atmosphere on wall street, where they're gambling basically on synthetic ideas with somebody else's money, putting banks and our whole banking system at risk and producing nothing. >> loot of people in the public hear that kind of rhetoric and look at the record of contributions from a firm like goldman sachs and the securities industry and investment industry. let's put up on the screen for the two of you and for president obama as well, what some of the contributions were from employees and family members. for the president, over a million from goldman, over nearly 16 million in securities and investment industry. and both of you, significant amounts from the industry as a whole. senator dodd, how is that relevant, how do you separate all that out when you have firms making significant contributions to you? >> someone who is a strong supporter of public financing of federal elections, i think the system is deeply troubling. i also believe that most members of congress that i know don't sell their votes for contributions
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